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  • Ronda Rousey's latest movie project revealed amid criticism from rival

    If fans were wondering what’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her UFC 184 win, they needn’t wonder any longer.

    Cagewriter
  • Mo'Nique: 'Empire' Role Was Mine

    It's hard to imagine anyone but Taraji P. Henson playing Cookie on "Empire," but according to Mo'Nique, she was offered the role first. Mo'Nique appeared on Access Hollywood Live to promote her new project "Blackbird" on Tuesday, but she also spoke very candidly about how her career has been…

    Access Hollywood
  • ‘Independence Day 2′ Casts Jessie Usher as Lead

    Fox has cast “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie Usher in “Independence Day 2″ as the lead. He’s the first cast member attached to the sequel. Usher will portray the son of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller character from the 1996 original. Smith is not expected to return. Director Roland Emmerich will…

    Variety
  • China Lion to Release Andy Lau's 'Lost and Love' in North America, Australia

    The movie will open day-and-date with mainland China later this month.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Learn the History of Superheroes From Stan Lee Himself

    A new online course teams the Marvel co-creator with 'Batman' movie producer Michael Uslan.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • ‘CSI: Cyber’ Review: Patricia Arquette Plugs In Franchise, Says Dominic Patten

    Debuting Wednesday on CBS, the newest installment in the  CSI franchise features Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette. Yet, despite being the fourth series in the franchise the show is, as I say in my video review above, surprisingly fresh. And make no mistake about it,  CSI: Cyber is truly…

    Deadline
  • New Rideshare Service Offers Kid-Friendly Uber Alternative

    HopSkipDrive presents a solution for L.A. parents as some schools crack down on the use of Uber and Lyft

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • The Cast of The Sandlot Then and Now

    The Cast of The Sandlot Then and Now "You're killin' me, smalls!" Here's where the lovable cast of "The Sandlot" is now. Tom Guiry Guiry played the dorkily lovable Scotty Smalls in the cast of "The Sandlot" and continues to work on the big and small screen, most notably in 2001's "Black Hawk Down"…

    Wochit
  • MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland's Bjork

    "Bjork," which opens on Sunday and runs through June 7, follows the artist through 20 years of her career, from her first mature solo album "Debut" in 1993 to her latest work and a new music installation commissioned for the retrospective. "It's been an incredibly generous and fruitful journey for…

    Reuters
  • Sony Ex-Employees File Amended Class Action Suit Over Hacking Attack

    Nine former Sony employees have filed an amended class action lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment, alleging that the studio failed to take adequate safeguards to protect personal information that was exposed in the hacking attack last year. “Following the breach, SPE has focused on its own…

    Variety
  • 9 Actors Who Only Make Bad Movies

    9 Actors Who Only Make Bad Movies Katherine Heigl The first time we saw Katherine Heigl as the driven and tightly-wound, but quirky and ultimately lovable girl was in "Knocked Up", and that was a decent comedy. But then she played the same character in "27 Dresses" which was meh. But then we saw it…

    Wochit
  • NBC to Launch Comedy Internet-Subscription Service in 2015

    NBC is looking to get into the over-the-top game starting with grins and giggles. The Peacock is planning to launch a comedy subscription-video service later in 2015, Variety has confirmed. But at this point, the service still in the early stages of development. NBC’s comedy subscription…

    Variety
  • Beyond ‘Homeland’ and ‘In Treatment': Israeli Topics Ripe for American Adaptations (Guest Blog)

    Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s “Gett, The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” offers a riveting portrayal of an Orthodox Jewish woman’s struggle to obtain a gett, a religious divorce required by Orthodox Jewry, from her clearly estranged husband. Playing in limited release, “Gett” was nominated for a…

    The Wrap
  • HBO Go Lands on PS4, Showtime Anytime Comes to Dish

    Premium cable nets HBO and Showtime are coming to more Internet-connected devices and services — but for now, you’ll still need to subscribe to cable or satellite TV to get them. The HBO Go app for Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be available to download later Tuesday, according to the game-console…

    Variety
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  • Clive Davis Snags Units at Gotham’s Ritz Tower

    As was first reported in the New York property gossip columns, octogenarian music-industry legend Clive Davis recently spent just over $3.4 million for a pair of midfloor co-operative apartments at New York City’s ultra-luxe Ritz Tower on Park Avenue, where residents pay super-sized monthly fees…

    Variety
  • Daniel Craig Films 007 Sketch for U.K. Charity Event

    Elton John, Stephen Hawking and Rowan Atkinson are also participating in the Red Nose Day fundraising efforts.

    The Hollywood Reporter
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    How Leonard Nimoy Was Convinced to Join the First 'Star Trek' Movie

    The original script for the first Star Trek movie did not include Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy did not care at all for Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who had engaged him and then dropped him from another project without explanation. And he was suing Paramount for using his likeness on merchandise…

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